Ladybug

Melissa Gurdus Student 2/6/2009 6:56:49 AM

Outstanding and eye catching close up and reflection taken at a great angle with ultra sharp detail, great lighting and vivid color, Bill!! #1079553

Susana Heide 2/6/2009 8:41:54 AM

I think Melissa managed to say it all in one sentence, so ditto to that :o) #7134065

Dominick M. Dimacale 2/6/2009 9:11:40 AM

Great macro image here, Bill.

Dominick #7134129

Michelle Alton 2/6/2009 12:48:50 PM

Spectacularly composed macro, Bill. Love it! #7134785

Emily Cook 2/6/2009 1:48:54 PM

Marvelous capture of this little guy. Great color and sharpness - I love the reflective background. #7134953

Lee Ann Sahagun - Poling 2/6/2009 6:04:27 PM

Oh my! You are amazing! #7135639

Karen Engelbreth 2/7/2009 12:11:13 PM

Wonderful macro, Bill! #7138272

Avril Mrs Young 2/20/2009 12:22:49 AM

oh congrats Bill on this awesome macro ...it is too beautiful... #7185661

Susana Heide 2/20/2009 12:23:27 AM

I'm glad to be the first one to send HUGE CONGRATS to you Bill, on this fantastic POTD!!! Beautiful macro!! #7185663

Les Rhoades 2/20/2009 12:25:38 AM

Congrats on your POTD selection! #7185669

Max Aureli 2/20/2009 12:25:47 AM

Congratulations Bill for this fantastic POTD!!! It is an excellent macro!!! #7185670

Susie Peek-Swint 2/20/2009 12:26:26 AM

Terrific colour and detail Bill ~ many congrats on POTD! #7185675

Tommy E. Burgess 2/20/2009 12:36:02 AM

Huge congratulations on this fantastic POTD Bill!! #7185691

Raymond Pauly 2/20/2009 12:37:54 AM

Truly amazing macro with great detail and clarity, Bill! Many congrats on POTD! #7185693

Robert K. Bemus 2/20/2009 12:39:54 AM

Great macro and reflection, Bill-- congratulations on your POTD!! #7185695

Karen Engelbreth 2/20/2009 12:41:31 AM

Big congrats on your POTD, Bill.... #7185697

Graeme Chow 2/20/2009 12:46:57 AM

Wonderful macro and POTD win.Congrats !Bill. My friend is getting a Canon 100-400 L len yesterday. #7185702

Stefania Barbier 2/20/2009 12:58:30 AM

congrats on your spectacular POTD Bill! #7185726

Susan J. Allen 2/20/2009 1:01:07 AM

Wonderful, Bill! Congrats! That lens seems to do good work--food for thought! #7185732

Usman M. Bajwa 2/20/2009 1:41:11 AM

Marvelous macro of the ladybug, Bill. Congrats on the awesome POTD.

Usman. #7185859

Tressie Davis 2/20/2009 1:54:01 AM

Crisp detail, great colors - congrats on POTD! #7185894

Mary K. Robison 2/20/2009 2:05:49 AM

Amazing detail and beautiful reflection in this macro, Bill!
Congratulations on your well deserved POTD!
#7185911

Jeff W. Robinson 2/20/2009 2:08:27 AM

Congrats Bill on your Fantastic POTD! Jeff #7185917

Judy V. Kennamer 2/20/2009 2:27:14 AM

Awesome shot Bill!!! Congrats on your POTD!!! #7185942

lyn 2/20/2009 3:51:24 AM

Huge congrats Bill !! #7186194

Bob D. Hall 2/20/2009 4:30:45 AM

Great Macro, Bill!
Congrats on your POTD!!! #7186322

Gord MacEachern 2/20/2009 4:34:51 AM

Congrats Bill on your beautiful POTD! Gord

#7186333

Shirley A. Kinney 2/20/2009 4:52:27 AM

Awesome! Great capture, Bill. Congratulations on your POTD. #7186391

Eivor Kuchta 2/20/2009 4:56:44 AM

Congratulations on your POTD, Bill! #7186410

JO ANN CLEVELAND 2/20/2009 5:14:26 AM

Awesome macro Bill, congratulations on POTD

jo ann c. #7186446

Carol Engstrom 2/20/2009 5:15:27 AM

Great shot, Bill! Congrats! #7186455

Guy D. Biechele 2/20/2009 5:30:12 AM

Congratulations on your POTD, Bill! Superb as usual. #7186500

Kathy L. Clark 2/20/2009 5:31:26 AM

Bill this is really awesome. Wonderful clarity and POV and exposure. A big congratulations on your POTD. #7186509

Cathy Barrows 2/20/2009 5:47:31 AM

congrats on this wonderful POTD #7186566

Linda D. Lester 2/20/2009 5:48:55 AM

Love it....Congratulations!!! #7186571

Stephanie A. Laird 2/20/2009 5:58:22 AM

Hi Bill! Congratulations! This is so beautiful! #7186605

Lydia Williams 2/20/2009 5:58:43 AM

Fun shot! Congratulations! #7186608

Dawn M. Schneider 2/20/2009 6:16:47 AM

congrats for the EP and POTD. this is such an amazing image, great job! #7186687

Sabrina Ryan 2/20/2009 6:23:56 AM

Awesome macrophoto, Bill! Congratulations on all your well deserved recognition! #7186723

Lisa J. Boulden 2/20/2009 6:28:30 AM

Wonderful capture, Bill! Congratulations on your POTD!
~Lisa #7186734

randy dannheim 2/20/2009 6:28:37 AM

Bill congrats on POTD, a deserving image #7186735

Debra R. Harder 2/20/2009 6:49:53 AM

WTG, Bill! BIG CONGRATULATIONS on your OUTSTANDING POTD!! This is fantastic!! BTW...another HUGE CONGRATULATIONS on your WINNING PHOTO in POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY!! Your work is truly inspiring!! Deb #7186803

Marisol Pastor 2/20/2009 6:56:48 AM

Incredible macro Bill. Congratulations on a great POTD. #7186833

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 2/20/2009 7:08:09 AM

WTG Bill!!!!! Fantastic POTD!!!!! :-) ♫ k #7186866

Shelly A. Van Camp 2/20/2009 7:12:57 AM

Beautiful, as always, Bill....I love ladybugs......Great macro, colors and reflection. Congrats on POTD!! #7186886

Aggie Villanueva 2/20/2009 7:13:15 AM

Congratulations Bill. As always, your work is stupendous. #7186889

Christian Rosito 2/20/2009 7:17:58 AM

Fabulous macro, Great POTD! #7186913

Martha R. Mazon 2/20/2009 7:18:41 AM

Excellent composition and drama in this intense close-up, Bill!! #7186917

Evy Johansen 2/20/2009 7:27:35 AM

Awesome shot, Bill! Big congratulations on your POTD!! #7186960

Cheryl E. Molennor 2/20/2009 7:57:58 AM

Great macro capture Bill. May I also congratulate you on your second win in Popular Photo?? Congratulations #7187083

Laurel Burk-Sherman 2/20/2009 8:20:19 AM

Congrats on your POTD, Bill. Fantastic shot!! Laurel #7187163

Jill Odice 2/20/2009 8:44:48 AM

Hey Bill, congrats on your wonderful POTD! Really nice detail and clarity! Good job my friend! #7187245

Amy Jackson 2/20/2009 8:59:05 AM

Wonderful macro, Bill! Congratulations on your POTD!!! #7187285

Joy Rector 2/20/2009 9:01:22 AM

congrats on the POTD #7187302

Donna R. Wageman 2/20/2009 9:19:25 AM

I alwasy thought these little insects were so delicate and lady-like. This one looks like a mean one.
Beautiful capture.
Congrats and congrats on second win in Pop Photo also. God Bless! #7187380

Leslie Carson Wolfe 2/20/2009 11:07:13 AM

Such beautiful, sharp detail, Bill, on this tiny creature! Congratulations on your Photo of the Day!

Leslie #7187746

Susan M. Campbell 2/20/2009 11:32:46 AM

Fabulous shot Bill. It deserves to get POTD. Congrats. #7187844

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 2/20/2009 1:29:25 PM

Congratulations on your macro POTD Bill, great details! #7188175

Colleen Farrell 2/20/2009 1:32:16 PM

Wonderful macro, Bill! Congratulations on your POTD! #7188178

Michael Lynch 2/20/2009 5:43:36 PM

Super, detailed Macro and congrats on the POTD !!! #7188778

Laura L. Gonzales 2/20/2009 6:08:39 PM

Congratulations on this fantastic POTD!!! Awesome macro!!!! Laura #7188831

Chuck Bruton 2/20/2009 9:17:05 PM

Great shot congratulations! #7189171

Erica Murphy 2/20/2009 9:41:14 PM

Gorgeous shot Bill!! Congratulations. #7189212

Summer A. Kozisek 2/20/2009 9:45:52 PM

Fantastic macro Bill, congrats on your POTD! #7189219

Philippe Vieux-Jeanton 2/20/2009 11:11:35 PM

Excellent macro , Congratulations on your PotD. Bill !!! #7189309

Mary Timman 2/21/2009 5:43:49 AM

A wonderful macro. Love your perspective, color, light and reflection. Congratulations on POTD! #7190034

Mike Umbreit 2/21/2009 4:05:28 PM

Bill - Congratulations on your POTD! Great shot my friend! - Mike #7191595

Michael J. Bandy 2/23/2009 8:11:18 PM

Congrats on the well deserved POTD! Great shot! #7204576

Corinne M. Thompson 2/23/2009 8:26:46 PM

An excellent capture, Congrat on the POTD! #7204711

Kathy Cline 2/26/2009 4:30:37 PM

HI BILL, OMG Your gallery still remains one of my VERY FAVORITES. One of these days I hope to capture birds flying beautifully just like you do!
Thanks for your comment this eve. GOD BLESS Kathy #7219274

Howard B. Cheek 3/4/2009 4:53:49 AM

Your POV and the ladybirds reflection make this one very special Bill.
Congratulations.
Howard #7241257

Rebecca K. Lefferts 3/17/2009 9:22:24 AM

Gorgeous capture- I love the reflection and clarity!!! #7295284

Allen O. Howard 3/25/2009 10:55:24 AM

WOW! Outstanding, Bill! Congratulations! #7328001

Lydia Williams 3/25/2009 1:13:19 PM

I knew I would see this one again...Your photos are, as Allen and others say, "OUTSTANDING"!
Congratulations!

Best to you! #7329353

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 3/25/2009 2:49:23 PM

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HUGE CONGRATS on your finalist!
Best of luck in the next round!

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Aggie Villanueva 3/25/2009 2:51:14 PM

Wow Bill. Congratulations on the finalist!!!!! #7330057

Guy D. Biechele 3/25/2009 3:40:14 PM

Congrats on your finalist, Bill. Good Luck! #7330374

Terry L. Ellis 3/25/2009 6:35:45 PM

An outstanding finalist, Bill! Congratulations! #7331630

Debra R. Harder 3/25/2009 6:59:08 PM

Congratulations, Bill, on your amazing, fabulous finalist! Wonderful image!! Deb #7331786

Michelle L. Frick 3/25/2009 7:10:04 PM

Happy to see this little guy again! Congratulations Bill! #7331872

Sabrina Ryan 3/25/2009 7:16:44 PM

Congratulations on your well deserved Finalist, Bill! WTG! #7331920

Max Aureli 3/25/2009 7:20:12 PM

Congratulations Bill!!!!! LOL #7331943

Rhonda Burger 3/26/2009 7:37:19 AM

Congratulations Bill. Rhonda #7334397

Cheryl E. Molennor 3/26/2009 7:56:27 AM

Congratulations on your fabulous finalist! #7334494

Eivor Kuchta 3/26/2009 12:29:53 PM

Congratulations on your finalist, Bill! #7335554

Manuel Barrera 3/26/2009 1:27:37 PM

awesome contragulations #7335728

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 3/26/2009 4:05:03 PM

Congratulations on your finalist! Awesome details Bill! #7336379

A P 3/26/2009 4:38:28 PM

CONGRATULATIONS Bill ON YOUR OUTSTANDING WINNER!!

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Vladan D. Djordjevic 3/26/2009 5:04:25 PM

Big congratulations on your fantastic winner! #7336797

Agnes Fegan 3/26/2009 5:58:50 PM

Congratulations Bill on your winning image!!! #7337140

Sabrina Ryan 3/26/2009 6:05:39 PM

Awesome photo, Bill!! Congratulations!!! #7337184

Claudia Kuhn 3/26/2009 6:22:01 PM

Congrats on your wonderful macro Bill! #7337297

Joannie M. Bertucci 3/26/2009 8:42:15 PM

You went all the way with this amazing image Bill, just as you should have!
Congratulations on your gold badge! #7337793

Anne M. Young 3/26/2009 9:42:21 PM

Fantastic Congratulations! #7338013

Mary K. Robison 3/26/2009 11:47:04 PM

So glad to see this in the latest winners' circle, Bill! (It already was such a marvelous POTD!)
Congratulations on your Second Place Win! #7338275

Bojan Bencic 3/26/2009 11:53:55 PM

Congratulations, Bill! #7338306

Alex T. Mizuno 3/27/2009 12:07:51 AM

Congratulations on your double gold Bill! Fantastic macro work!!! #7338337

Nadya Johnson 3/27/2009 5:23:00 AM

Astounding, Bill! Congratulations on your wonderful winner! #7339193

Guy D. Biechele 3/27/2009 5:28:45 AM

Not suprised it made it here! Congratulations on your win, Bill! #7339231

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 3/27/2009 8:35:39 AM

FANTASTIC WINNER!!!!!!! WTG, Bill!!!!! :-) k #7340036

JO ANN CLEVELAND 3/27/2009 9:03:59 AM

Congratulations on this awesome gold winner Bill!

jo ann c. #7340165

Rhonda Burger 3/27/2009 11:41:01 AM

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S !!!
Rhonda #7340753

Tarun Bose 3/27/2009 12:16:53 PM

Big, big congrats Bill, for your excellent winner. #7340987

Karen Bacon 3/27/2009 12:55:47 PM

Excellent image Bill!Congratulations! #7341118

Glenn E. Traver 3/27/2009 3:36:48 PM

Congratulations Bill, well done ~ GT #7341632

Cheryl E. Molennor 3/27/2009 3:49:37 PM

Congratulations! #7341670

Gerri R. Jones 3/27/2009 5:44:59 PM

Congratulations Bill on this beautiful winner! #7341944

Gail Vitikacs 3/28/2009 2:27:25 PM

Terrific win Bill! Congratulations! #7345325

Carol Engstrom 3/28/2009 4:28:05 PM

Congratulations Bill! #7345703

Renee Doyle 3/28/2009 5:20:59 PM

Big congratulations Bill!! #7345882

Cindy Bendush 3/28/2009 8:38:38 PM

Wow!!! INCREDIBLE macro Bill! Big congrats on your win!!! #7346454

Robert K. Bemus 3/30/2009 1:27:22 PM

Congratulations on a great Winner, Bill!! #7353317

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 3/30/2009 11:33:39 PM

Congratulations on your win Bill! #7354865

Usman M. Bajwa 3/31/2009 11:35:23 PM

CONGRATS. on getting Golden twice!!

Usman. #7358351

Dominick M. Dimacale 4/2/2009 1:21:57 AM

Congratulations Bill on your Win!!!


Dominick #7362609

Rajeev 270293 Kashyap 4/11/2009 11:58:12 AM

Congratulations on your win Bill! #7394890

kurt Anderson 4/11/2009 2:53:25 PM

Awesome shot!! Congrats on your win. #7395096

Max Aureli 4/24/2009 4:55:17 PM

Well is a really good one!!!
Congratulations Bill for this outstanding Winning!!!! #7445995

Leslie McLain 4/25/2009 4:49:35 AM

Congrats on your amazing winner. Beautiful. #7447618

Jean-Pierre Ducondi 4/25/2009 11:23:41 AM

Amazing macro work. Congrats.
JP #7448748

Marisol Pastor 4/26/2009 11:33:16 AM

Congratulations Bill! #7452549

Jane Hirst 4/26/2009 1:31:25 PM

Wonderful photo...love the reflection. A well deserved win. #7452887

David A. Simons 4/27/2009 5:00:29 PM

Excellent work and congratulations #7457794

Lynn M. Whitt 5/16/2009 5:40:34 AM

Wow, this is excellent Bill... #7526381

Patricia A. Coblentz 5/16/2009 10:38:00 AM

The life of a ladybug...everywhere and anywhere...this is an excellant shot!
Patti #7527476

Douglas Perry 9/9/2009 3:27:40 AM

Congrats on your winner. Did look at your covered bridges. You have some nice ones. My brother Jack Perry is trying to shoot all the CBs in Ohio. He has some posted here at BP. #7927608

Diane L. Thomas 9/9/2009 4:02:43 AM

What a fun shot. Congrats on your winner. #7927768

Carol Sawyer 9/9/2009 4:59:48 AM

Congratulations Bill!!! #7927994

Joy Rector 9/9/2009 5:08:40 AM

love this shot, my granddaughter's favorite bug (her nick name is bug for the lady bug) #7928018

Nancy L. Green 9/9/2009 2:22:27 PM

WOW WOW WOW!!! SUPERB capture in every way Bill, I love everything about this image, totally worthy of the win and POTD!!! <>< #7929511

Wanda Knoss 10/3/2009 1:54:48 AM

Fantastic Macro! Congratulations #8004285

Aggie Villanueva 10/5/2009 11:59:16 AM

Bill, congratulations on yet another winner! #8010448

kurt Anderson 10/6/2009 11:46:08 AM

Congrats!! Fantastic shot, I love the angle and reflection. Two thumbs up! #8013746

John Connolly 6/29/2010 3:29:47 PM

Huge congratulations on all the awards this great image has won, Bill! A very worthy shot, that is for sure! #8724138

Rod Partington 9/3/2010 8:06:55 AM

Wow! Bill,this is an amazing photo!
Well done! #8879626

Christopher J. Correia 11/2/2010 1:37:27 PM

Such a beautiful photo. The detail is remarkable. #9010845

Lana Arcemont 2/24/2011 4:45:13 PM

This is a marvelous macro! Congratulations! #9260392

Stephen Zacker 2/25/2011 12:31:40 PM

It has all been said.. but what an amazing macro. Congratulations #9261855

Carla Capra 3/2/2011 6:22:00 AM

Hi Bill;
This is an awesome macro image.
Congratulations.
;) CC #9269559

Nadia Paul 3/8/2011 9:02:33 PM

What a wonderful capture of this little lady Bill - love the reflection - great job! #9280973

Kaye Burazin 3/12/2011 1:35:30 PM

wowo wow WOW, the sign of a great capture Bill is when your scroll finger gets tired by the bottom of the comment page...mine did! #9287426

Robert K. Bemus 3/19/2011 10:24:46 PM

Love the color and shallow DOF of the macro lens...very beautiful and looks like a very difficult subject to shoot...awesome work, Bill!! #9300208

Ellen Hodges 3/31/2011 2:39:23 PM

Super beautiful detail in this awesome close up, Bill!! #9328441

Val Feldman 4/25/2011 7:26:41 AM

You should know how many times I've come to your gallery and just stared at this marvelous macro work. It's become "the standard" by which I judge my own...looks like I have plenty of practicing to do to reach this excellence! :) Well and superbly captured, Bill - in fact, all of your gallery sings with the same fine excellence. Marvelous body of work! #9368387

Barbara Waldoch 5/31/2011 1:10:18 AM

Awesome macro, Bill! #9436546

Carolyn McIntosh 1/12/2012 3:15:39 PM

AMAZING!!!!!!! #9916872

John Connolly 1/19/2012 12:28:28 PM

Awesome macro work here Bill! What an amazing shot! #9929675

Keith L. Clayton 2/5/2012 10:50:23 AM

Unbelievably good macro. I love this shot! Many congrats! #9966567

Karen Celella 7/2/2012 4:15:32 PM

This is one of my all time favorites, Bill! Congratulations on the many awards filling your awesome gallery! #10211262

Rahul Sharma 2/13/2013 8:58:34 AM

This is one Brilliant shot by the master.... I kept this as my desktop wallpaper for many months.... #10566594

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Sigma EF150mm 2.8 lens, 1/100 sec., F4.0, ISO 200

Uploaded on 2/6/2009 6:47:25 AM

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Camera: Canon EOS 40D Digital SLR

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE WinnerBetterPhoto.com Photo of the Day


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